ITALY: Walking Papers

Last week fog settled down a little closer around the darkling Axis. Herbert L. Matthews, Rome correspondent of the New York Times, one of the last newspapermen who contrived to cable anything from an Axis capital besides official communiques, was given ten days in which to get out of Italy.

The dispatch which ended Herbert Matthews' two-and-a-half-year stay in Italy was the one in which he said that "the Axis is out to defeat President Roosevelt" (see p. 25). In high dudgeon Benito Mussolini's Government declared that "the dispatch tended to disturb relations between the two countries."

Herbert Matthews is a...

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